Film, Video Panorama of Galveston power house Panorama, Galveston power house / Ruins of the Galveston power house / Panorama of the Galveston power house
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- Panorama of Galveston power house
- Panorama, Galveston power house
- Ruins of the Galveston power house
- Panorama of the Galveston power house
- "This building and machinery supplied the electric power and electric light for the entire city of Galveston, including the car system. The building, which is of solid masonry, is a complete wreck, and together with the twisted iron work of the machinery, shows the tremendous power of the cyclone. 50 feet"--Edison films catalog, no. 135.
- "The Galveston Cyclone series. At the first news of the disaster by cyclone and tidal wave that devastated Galveston on Saturday, Sept. 8th, 1900, we equipped a party of photographers and sent them by special train to the scene of the ruins. Arriving at the scene of desolation shortly after the storm had swept over that city, our party succeeded, at the risk of life and limb, in taking about a thousand feet of moving pictures. In spite of the fact that Galveston was under martial law and that the photographers were shot down at sight by the excited police guards, a very wide range of subject has been secured. The series, taken as a whole, will give the entire world a definite idea of the terrible disaster, unequaled since the Johnstown flood of 1889"--Edison films catalog, no. 135.
- Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward), 1875-1958, production, camera.
- Vitagraph Company of America.
- Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
- Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
- United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1900.
- - Electric power-plants--Hurricane effects--Texas--Galveston
- - Hurricane damage--Texas--Galveston
- - Hurricanes--Texas--Galveston
- Actualities (Motion pictures)
- Silent films
- Short films
- Nonfiction films
- - D18563 U.S. Copyright Office
- - Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 24Sept1900; D18563.
- - Camera, Albert E. Smith.
- - Duration: 0:44 at 16 fps.
- - Filmed in Galveston, Texas, probably between September 11-19, 1900.
- - Paper print shelf number (LC 0826) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- - Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 636; Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 238; Edison films catalog, no. 135, September, 1902, p. 29-30; Edison films catalog no. 288, July, 1906, p. 94-95; New York clipper, September 22, 1900, p. 666, and New York clipper, September 29, 1900, p. 696, viewed April 1, 2020 via the Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection; Galveston & Texas History Center WWW site, viewed April 1, 2020 (photo of Street Car Power House in1900 Storm photographs, public buildings).
- - Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.
- - paper pos (copy 2) Received: 1900-09-24; copyright deposit; Paper Print Collection.
- - 35 mm dupe neg pic renumbered: FPF 8064 to FZA 3073.
- - Paper print roll lacking suffix.
- viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (28 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (28 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 30 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
- master pos pic 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
- paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 50 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- FLA 3840 (viewing print)
- FEB 9449 (viewing print)
- FRA 1100 (dupe neg pic)
- FZA 3073 (dupe neg pic)
- FRB 0703 (master pos pic)
- FPE 5452 (master pos pic)
- Box 0738F (paper pos)
- Box 5196 (paper pos, copy 2)
- Niver (Kemp) Collection (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
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Additional Metadata Formats
- Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
- Smith, Albert E. (Albert Edward)
- Thomas A. Edison, Inc
- Vitagraph Company of America
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Vitagraph Company Of America, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Panorama of Galveston power house. produceds by Smith, Albert E. , Uction, Camera United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1900. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/00694267/.
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Vitagraph Company Of America, Thomas A. Edison, I. & Paper Print Collection. (1900) Panorama of Galveston power house. Smith, A. E., prod United States: Edison Manufacturing Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/00694267/.
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Vitagraph Company Of America, Inc Thomas A. Edison, and Paper Print Collection. Panorama of Galveston power house. prod by Smith, Albert E. , Uction, Camera United States: Edison Manufacturing Co, 1900. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/00694267/>.